Antidepressant Tapering Masterclass


Antidepressant Tapering Masterclass

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Daniel Baden + Q&A Panel Discussion with Rachel Arthur, Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, Winston Lo and Gabriela Stilita

Did you know that Australia ranks as the second-highest prescriber of antidepressants in the OECD, with approximately 10% of the adult population relying on these medications?

Concurrently, the prescription rate for anxiolytics has surged by 31%. In addition to these concerning statistics, a staggering 44% of patients experiencing depression find that they do not respond to at least two types of medications (2).

It is becoming increasingly important for clinicians to be able to effectively manage patients seeking to transition away from mood medications.

Join Naturopath and Homeopath Daniel Baden as he delves into how to effectively transition from mood medications using Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.

This Masterclass will equip you with:

  • Insight into the significance of withdrawal symptoms that may arise from SSRI discontinuation.
  • Safe and effective methods for guiding a patient through the tapering process, with an understanding of therapeutic threshold adjustments at micro-dosages.
  • An overview of neurotransmitters, including tryptophan, serotonin, GABA, glutamate, and dopamine.
  • Understanding of the role of specific amino acids in promoting mental well-being.
  • Guidance on managing Benzodiazepine withdrawal.
  • Tips on what to monitor during the medication withdrawal phase.

Also included:

  • Downloadable PDF of presenter’s slides, clinical hand outs and support materials
  • Evidence-based research summary including links to referenced research papers
  • Case study discussion and clinical gems

Learning outcomes:

  • List and explain the role of specific amino acids in the role of mental health
  • Develop strategies on how to safely taper mood medications such as SSRIs.

Don’t miss your chance to level up your expertise in medication tapering. Register now!


  1. AJGP Volume 50, Issue 12, December 2021
  2. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 219(5), 621-622 2021


Daniel Baden

Naturopath, Homeopath 

Daniel Baden is a Naturopath and Homeopath with over 33 years experience. Having begun the journey as a clinician, he has assumed many roles over the years including; consultant to and member of industry regulatory committees, providing technical support to practitioners, assisting various groups in research projects, international and local ...

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Rachel Arthur

BHSc, BNat (Hons 1st) 

Rachel Arthur is a respected and widely published naturopath and registered nutritionist specialising in integrative nutrition and with a special interest in diagnostics. With over 20 years’ experience in both the clinic and the classroom, Rachel is considered a leading nutritional educator, delivering post-graduate training and mentoring to naturopaths, doctors ...

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Dr Sanjeev Sharma


Dr Sanjeev Sharma MBBS, MD(Psychiatry), Fellow Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist (FRANZCP), Fellow Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM), Master’s in Clinical Nutrition (SAHAMM, Malaysia) He works as Consultant Psychiatrist in Perth, Australia with interest in treating substance use disorder. He has been in Perth ...

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Winston Lo

Pharmacist and Herbalist 

Winston Lo was born in Borneo and came to Australia at age 19.  He obtained Bachelor Pharmacy in 1998 at University of Sydney and since 2000, he has operated and owned 6 pharmacies in New South Wales. His areas of special interests include providing a high level of tailor-made medicines ...

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Gabriela Stilita

Clinical Psychologist, Author 

Gabriela wears many hats: a vegan, a feminist, a published author, a DIYer, a mother, a workshop presenter, an avid student, a Clinical Psychologist, and a Board Approved Supervisor. Gaby has 15 years of experience in various settings overseas and in Australia. Recently, she has decided to incorporate her values ...

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